Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

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Heavy-duty, custom brackets dramatically reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Outboard design ensures simple access to mounting points. Brackets, 10-bolt base rails and hardware included. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese fifth wheel installation kit part number RP56001-53 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.


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Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - RP56001-53

Heavy-duty, custom brackets dramatically reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Outboard design ensures simple access to mounting points. Brackets, 10-bolt base rails and hardware included.


Features:

  • Installation brackets mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for 5th-wheel rails
  • Base rails sit in truck bed and allow installation of 5th-wheel trailer hitch
  • Fast, simple installation with outboard design
    • Extended-length base rails allow for mounting farther out from truck frame
      • Avoids underbed components for easier access
      • Cuts down installation time by more than half compared with universal kits
    • Custom brackets mount to existing holes in truck frame, minimizing drilling and measuring
  • Thoroughly tested kit is compliant with strict Society of Automotive Engineers guidelines
  • Kit includes brackets, 10-bolt rails and Grade-8 hardware
  • Compatible with Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese and Valley 5th-wheel hitches
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel resists corrosion


Specs:

  • Base rail dimensions: 48" long x 1-7/8" tall
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Reese's outboard installation kit for your fifth-wheel trailer hitch was designed with safety and convenience in mind. Just like the original custom mounting brackets, these brackets install using existing holes in the truck frame, minimizing installation time. The biggest difference with this outboard kit is the extended-length rails. These above-bed rails are 5 inches longer than standard, universal fifth-wheel rails so that they will match up with the mounting points on the brackets, which sit below the bed and outside of your truck's frame. The result is a much simpler installation process, wherein most underbed components can be easily avoided. Because you are working outside the frame rails, you also have easier access with your tools and more room to work, making the whole process less of a pain.


The base rails included in this installation kit feature a standard 10-bolt design. Each of these rails attaches to the underbed brackets with two carriage bolts at both ends. A single bolt is used in the center of each rail to further secure it in your truck bed. The result is a set of base rails that remains firmly in place thanks to 10 points of contact.


This entire installation kit is built to be SAE J2638 compliant and has been extensively tested per specified accelerated-life-cycle criteria for fifth-wheel trailer hitches. The requirements for testing are based on the European-style test of 900,000 cycles, making this testing process among the most thorough and intensive in the industry.



56001 Reese Quick-Install Out Board Brackets

30153 Reese Extended Length Fifth Wheel Installation Rails



RP56001-53 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP56001-53 Installation instructionsRP56001-53 Installation InstructionsAlternate Instructions RP56001-53 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2011 - 2013 GMC Sierra 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2011 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2011 - 2013 GMC Sierra 2500 - 8 Foot Bed

2011 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 - 8 Foot Bed

2011 - 2013 GMC Sierra 3500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2011 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2011 - 2013 GMC Sierra 3500 - 8 Foot Bed

2011 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 - 8 Foot Bed

2014 - 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2014 - 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2014 - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2014 - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2016 - 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 6-1/2 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2016 - 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 6-1/2 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2016 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6-1/2 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2016 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6-1/2 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2014 - 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 8 Foot Bed

2014 - 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 8 Foot Bed

2014 - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 8 Foot Bed

2014 - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8 Foot Bed

2016 - 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 8 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2016 - 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 8 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2016 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 8 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2016 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg



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Video of Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Custom - RP56001-53 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to look at the Reese Quick Install Custom Based Rails and Outboard installation kit for fifth wheel trailer hitches. This is a custom fit part, it is designed to fit the 2011 and newer Chevrolet Silverado and GMC CR2500 and 3500 trucks and on a custom fit part I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle, it'll show if this will work for your application.These heavy duty custom installation brackets right here are going to mount beneath your truck bed and out of your trucks frame to provide attachment points for these fifth wheel rails. The base rails are what will sit in your truck bed and allow the installation of your fifth wheel trailer onto your vehicle.Now this is a fast installation with the outboard design. Basically, these rails are about five inches longer than the standard rails, and those extend the base rails allow for mounting further out from the truck frame. The result is a much simpler installation process, and most of the under bed components can be easily avoided. Because your working on outside the frame rails, you're also have easier access with your tools and more room to work, making the whole process less of a pain.

The customer brackets will mount to existing holes in your truck frame, which will minimize drilling and measuring and it cuts down the installation time by more than half, compared with the universal bracket systems.This kit will include everything showed on the table, the two ten bolt based rails, and all the hardware to install them. The two custom installation brackets and the grade A hardware for those. Nice set of detailed instructions that will describe how to install everything. Now these rails are compatible with fifth wheel hitches by Kirk, Draw tight, Hidden Hitch, Reese Valley and Husky brands, and most standard fifth wheel hitches. They will not fit the Reese Elite series or the Valley UBS hitches.All these parts are a sturdy steel construction, with a nice black powder coat finish to help resist corrosion, and the base rails themselves are 48 inches long by about 1 and 7/8th inches tall.

That should do it for the review on the Reese Quick Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit for fifth wheel trailer hitches.


Customer Reviews

Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - RP56001-53

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (85 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty, custom brackets dramatically reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Outboard design ensures simple access to mounting points. Brackets, 10-bolt base rails and hardware included.

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Product arrived in perfect condition and on time as promised I would definitely do business with them again 541723



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Shipping was excellent. product was easy install to install and worked like a charm. Build very sturdy works great. 540848



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The parts arrived a day earlier and were in great shape. Everything looks to be high quality and I expect they will work great. It took about 2 1/2 or 3 hours to install. Pretty straightforward, the only tricky part is fishing the frame mount bolts thru and not dropping them in the frame rails till you get the nuts started. God parts, good prices. 462174



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2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Awesome , easy install 344968



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Ford Transit Connect

This product looks to be in better condition then the fifth wheel. The shipping container had a lack of packing and caused the product to move and slid so much in the box that the instructions were smashed into a ball of paper. I think the bag of hardware was what moved end to end in transit is the cause. 392788


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The hitch and insulation kit are great and everything works Great.

Gary S - 06/13/2018

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Product torque specs must have been off because I broke two bolts trying to torque to their specs - and these are NOT small bolts! It was kind of a hassle to get them back out of the frame rail after they broke but I built up a magnet that worked. I had to get them to send new bolts and fish wire in order to get them reinstalled. When I called them they said "oh, you must have vintage A instructions instead of vintage B". I said, if "vintage A was wrong you should have recalled them from all vendors before they were sent out!!!" After I finally got them installed AGAIN, they work fine. Reese needs to listen up. 245641



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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Great product as usual from Reese. Fast shipping from e trailer. Installed in 2016 3500hd LTZ to pull a 44' XLR toyhauler. Only thing I'd change would be mounting hole location in brackets to frame rails. The B&W hitch I took out used factory installed threaded holes to mount their brackets. Thanks again to REESE & ETRAILER. 347668



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The product is solid! Outside brackets allow super easy and quick installation. Nothing had to be removed on my truck. Included kit has everything needed, easy to follow instructions. However be ready...these parts - top rails- are not only heavy duty, but super heavy to handle. Also tall - sitting about 3 inches high off the pick up bed. On a 2015 2500hd diesel pickup (6.5' bed- crew cab) - the right side of the frame is not flat/straight, it has a slight curvature. The outside side L bracket is flat. Meaning, as you bolt the outside bracket be ready that there will be a gap between the pickups frame and the right side bracket; as you tighten the bolts you see the bracket bending as it contours to the frame. 229986



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2012 Chevrolet Silverado

I am very satisfied with the Reese Rails and the custom frame attachment. It was delivered on 12:30 pm and I had it completely installed and ready to tow by 3:30 pm. Existing 5th wheel hitch fit perfectly. I am very happy I chose an outboard install as opposed to an inboard install. Did not have to remove or move anything on the truck to install the bolts and nuts. Would have been even easier if I had someone help me. 53440



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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

2018 Chevy 2500 hd went with outside bolt up brackets went great about a hour and a half all done but torquing down didn’t have to get under truck but for center bolts on rails much easier than inside bolt up had that one on previous truck well worth the ext few bucks would highly recommend thanks etrailer 490165



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2015 GMC 2500 HD

I bought this Reese Quick Install bed rail kit for my 2015 GMC 2500HD Denali. Etrailer had great prices and shipped the kit quickly. Installation was straight forward and fairly easy. This kit puts all of the bolts in easily accessible locations which is a blessing compared to other kits that put bolts between the gas tank and bed. Also, I did not have to cut my heat shield to reach the bolts. Install took me less the 1 1/2 hours. I would suggest you follow the etrialer install video instead of the confusing instructions supplied with the kit. I would HIGHLY recommend this kit to anyone looking to install bed rails themselves. 226655


Comments

Do you have to remove the rear wheel liners?

-- comment by: Bob - 10/29/2015

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In response to you question Bob, you do not have to remove the stock wheel well liners. If you have the after market liners that cover the frame, you will have to remove them or make holes in them to access the bolts. The bolts that you fish through the frame and the bolts that go through the bed are easily accessible with the factory liners. Also, I did not remove the rear wheels and had no problems. Post any other questions you might have. Jon H

-- comment by: Jon H - 10/30/2015

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Thank you, Jon.

-- comment by: Bob - 11/26/2015

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Fit perfectly, total install less than three hours! Very quick ship! 637135



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Great fit, fast shipping 636955



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I have a 2019 3500hd single wheel. This is 3rd truck that I have had my valley slider hitch installed in and the first time installing the rails myself. Directions were easy to follow and the etrailer videos helped out as well. Rails are definitely a bit taller than other rails but not much of a concern to me. Glad I decided on this setup. Hardware was accessible and made torquing a bit easier. 619402



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I purchased this Reese Quick Install 5th wheel trailer hitch & was extremely pleased with the easy installation. The fit was perfect & it exceeded my expectations. We've been using the hitch for over a year now without any problems. I would recommend this to my friends. 603701



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I was pleased with the delivery, it arrived early, was very disappointed that the hardware was missing. The girls I spoke to regarding this were wonderful to talk to, unfortunately, Reese was the hold up, received a box from Reese yesterday and I finally have the hardware. Thank you 599925



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2012 GMC Sierra

I like these rails! Installation was easy because you can access all of the bolts from the wheel wells. (except the two middle bolts). The rails are a little taller and longer than other rails but the ease of installation is worth it. Great installation videos help me decide on what rails to purchase. Customer service confirmed fitment, great service. 594121



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2018 GMC Sierra 3500

Great customer service! 559699



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2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Excellent product 522250



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2018 GMC Sierra 2500

Installation was straight forward and all parts fit perfectly. A note that the packaging was broken and a couple of spacers were missing. I had extra so there were no problems. 509305



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2014 GMC Sierra 2500

This is new hitch installed in 2014 GMC 2500HD 504611


Comments

The hitch is working great so far

Rick Y - 05/12/2019

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2016 GMC Sierra 3500

I'am very happy with it very easy to in stall 498857



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Easy to install, been working great.. 480333



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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Everything was good except they forgot to put the all the nuts and bolt into the box. I was on a timeline and had to search around for Grd 8 carrage bolts. Nothing wrong with product but etrailer needs to look into the order pickers. Im not a Happy Camper Right now! 480255



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This was the first time I had used a genuine Reese rail kit. Have had several of the universal ones in the past. This kit is sooooo much better. A little easier to install and more rugged. Looks better, too. Well worth the small additional expense. 479108



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some informations was not very clear because my pick-up model have a liner inside the fences but finaly it's fit perfectly. thank you 476948



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Easy to install. The bolt pull wire worked great when pulling frame bolts thru frame. 469085



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Shipped super fast. Parts fit perfectly. 464031



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Easy to install, couple of hours using basic hand tools, clear instructions with pictures. 462993



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The parts arrived a day earlier and were in great shape. Everything looks to be high quality and I expect they will work great. It took about 2 1/2 or 3 hours to install. Pretty straightforward, the only tricky part is fishing the frame mount bolts thru and not dropping them in the frame rails till you get the nuts started. God parts, good prices. 462173



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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Works as advertised, easy installation. 459123



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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Very disappointed,the carriage bolts didn't fit into the backing washers,and the backing washers didn't fit thru the hole in the frame that they showed. The really disappointing thing is that this is a custom fit. This truck a 2018 GMC 2500 he has the with inserts that are already tapped for the installation of fifth wheel brackets. 454472



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Strong and very reliable. Easy to follow instructions took about hour and 45 min. to install in two steps, had a spray in bed liner installed after all holes were drilled. Would definitely recommend. Will need a large torque wrench though. Thanks for another great product. 451769



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2015 Chevrolet Silverado

Install the Rail kit, In the mountains, In the rain, With my brother and a generator. took us 2 hours max. Fast shipping, Bolted right up to my 2015 2500 short bed Silverado. Got the trailer off the Hill with no problems. Slider come in very handy. Thanks to the crew getting the hitch to me with zero delay or hassle. All parts were there, rail package was torn up bad but not a issue. 433177



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Very easy to completely install. Everything I expected.Will recommend to anyone! We live in our camper full time and did not want to be down for any length of time. It literally took me 1-1/2 to completely install my hitch in our new truck. 419888


Comments

Still working great after a year with no issues what so ever. Also upgraded from a 15K hitch to a 16K hitch... ped right in, no problems. 2 thombs up.

Fred C - 08/14/2018

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2017 GMC Sierra 3500

VERY GOOD PRODUCT 416876



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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Nice product, easy to install until one of the 5/8" nuts stripped out when torquing to the specs. 399432



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The kit worked great, was an easy installation with everything fitting well 392023



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Had only one problem square holed washers for the frame bracket were to large 389043



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Installed easily and works great. 380955



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Seems like good quality. 376611



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This was the fastest and easiest way to install the rails. These rails are about 3/8 to 1/2" taller then the standard rails. They almost touch the fender wells, left to right. The rails are made of thicker steel, because they are taller and longer. 368125



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2016 GMC Sierra 2500

5th wheel hitch rail kit was just as advertised. Installation was easy with the aid of the video on the etrailer Web site. 367575



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Very easy to install, great explanations and the company was quick in delivering 365769



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Fast delivery easy to install took about two hours by my self 360387



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Very happy with this product. Installation was very easy with what was provided in the package. 358087



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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Product fit just as advertised, well built and the installation was easy. Thanks etrailer, my complete order arrived a day early. 352713



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2015 GMC Sierra 2500

Very nice and well built product. Great delivery service. 347634



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2016 GMC Sierra 2500

I installed it myself following the Reese directions and reviewing the how-to video for my truck model that ETrailer provided on their web page. I don't have a lift so it took about 3 hours in my garage without jacking and taking any wheels off. Taking the rear wheels off would have made it easier but it was not really necessary. Using the torque wrench was awkward in places so I used my impacter to get the bolts near the recommended tongue spec. then finished it off with the torque wrench. 339294



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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

This kit was very easy to install with the plates on the outside of the frame. The shipping was also very quick. I always like the videos of installing the products. 336796


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  • The description of your lock makes it sound like you may have gotten a hitch receiver lock and not a fifth wheel pin lock. Fifth wheel pin locks need to have the same diameter as the pull pins, so you would need a 1/2" diameter pin lock. However, they also need to fit, and the Tow Ready Base Rail Lock # TR63254, for example, is not compatible with the Reese base rails # RP56001-53 on your 2016 Chevy Silverado. I recommend you take a look at the Reese Pull Pin Lock Plates # RP58093, which...
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  • Easy Way To Determine Distance from Fifth Wheel Hitch Jaw and 2016 Chevy Silverado Truck Cab
  • The precise location of where the center of the fifth wheel jaw will be will vary slightly on the rail kit you go with and then the hitch as well to a small extent. But most likely it's going to be right above the center of the rear axle. If you were to use the fifth wheel rail kit by Reese part # RP56001-53 which is custom fit for your truck the rail kit will center right over the rear axle according to the install instructions that I have attached. So you can then measure from the...
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  • Custom Fifth Wheel Rails and Brackets for 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • There is a custom bracket kit available for your 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500, but the Reese # RP56001-53 will not fit. Instead you can use the Reese Custom Installation Kit # RP50064-58, which is a fit for your truck. These brackets will not require drilling into your Silverado's frame and will give you the base rails needed to mount a fifth wheel hitch in your truck bed. I've added a pair of links to installation videos on this product for you to take a look at.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch, Custom Rails, and Wedge for Revolution Pin Box for 2017 Chevy 2500
  • For your 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 short bed, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP56001-53. This is custom fit that won't require drilling into the frame and is an easier install due to the outboard brackets. For the hitch to go with your Revolution pin box, I recommend the Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30081 along with custom wedge # SWW-01 designed for this hitch. Tou will have a great...
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  • Under Bed Rails and Parts Needed to Install Curt Q24 Fifth Wheel Hitch in 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • For an under bed fifth wheel rail kit that's compatible with your 2015 Silverado, you'll need the Reese # RP30868 under bed rail kit. If you think you might need to tow a gooseneck trailer sometime in the future, you might consider the # RP30158-68 which includes an integrated gooseneck hitch, which will give you the full flexibility to tow anything. If you don't already have a Q24 fifth wheel hitch, Curt offers the # C16545-16017 which is compatible with the under bed rails or puck...
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